By Telecompaper

Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel) and Lagos State government have resolved their differences and agreed to work together to relocate the South Atlantic 3/West Africa Submarine Cable (SAT-3) ‘Beach Manhole', which was cut in the process of  reclaiming Bar Beach for a new town known as the Eko Atlantic project. CommunicationsWeek reports that Nitel staff working at the SAT-3 section said that after several meetings with the state government, they have now agreed to work with them to ensure that the infrastructure returns to service.

Repair work to the cut section of the cable became impossible as a result of the depth of the sea, which has become shallow and cannot carry a cable ship to carry out a repair to the undersea cable. This has therefore necessitated the relocation of the undersea cable infrastructure, according to the Nitel staff.

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